Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars

Taylor 2014 714ce Grand Auditorium Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar

    Step It Up With The Taylor 2014 714ce Grand Auditorium ES2 A/E Guitar In Vintage Sunburst - Featuring A Solid Sitka Spruce Top With Solid Indian Rosewood Back And Sides.

    Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style locates the sweet spot between a big and small guitar, and the result is tremendous tonal balance and versatility. Together with rosewood and spruce, the cutaway acoustic/electric 714ce blends a well-defined midrange with rosewood’s throaty lows and bell-like treble clarity, making it a well-rounded option for light to medium strumming and fingerpicking. Evocative visual touches include a rich Vintage Sunburst top and neck, grained ivoroid binding and rosette, and grained ivoroid Heritage Diamond fretboard inlays. Taylor’s proprietary Expression® System 2 acoustic electronics deliver exceptional amplified tone in a reliable plug-and-play package. 

    The Grand Auditorium guitar body is an original Bob Taylor design, full in the lower registers, yet solid in the midrange, and still gives those sparkling highs, so is pretty much a good fit for any kind of music. The GA is designed straddle both worlds - finger-picking and flat-picking.

    The mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be our bestselling shape. If you want to own a single great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won’t let you down.

    As to the choice of body wood for this model - Indian rosewood’s sweeping frequency range at both ends of the tonal spectrum has made it one of the most popular musically rich tonewoods. Its deep lows can assert a throaty growl, while bright, sparkling treble notes ring out with bell-like, high-fidelity clarity, while the midrange can feel reminiscent of a darker mahogany timbre.